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Characterized by adhocracy; informal, flexible. Also (frequently depreciative): lacking planning or strategy; ad hoc, inconsistent.
1970s; earliest use found in Alvin Toffler (b. 1928). Blend of ad hoc and bureaucratic, after adhocracy; compare -cratic.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.